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Why Vasectomies Aren’t Really That Foolproof

When a man gets a vasectomy, you assume he’s no longer able to have kids. But New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie and his wife Terricka discovered that’s just not the case. Terricka gave birth to twins on Sunday, after … Continue reading

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Efforts intensify to curtail child marriage in USA

Child marriage wasn’t an issue of note for Virginia state Sen. Jill Vogel until she heard the stories circulating in her district about a man in his early 50s marrying a girl in her mid-teens, warding off a police investigation … Continue reading

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Amanda Scarpinati: Burnt as baby, finds the nurse who cared

For 38 years, a few black-and-white photographs have provided comfort to a woman who suffered terrible burns as a baby and endured years of playground taunts and painful surgeries thereafter. The photos show Amanda Scarpinati at just 3 months old, … Continue reading

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C-grade college term paper led to constitutional amendment

The 27th Amendment is the most recent amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and its existence today can be traced to a college student who proposed the idea in a term paper and was given a C by his professor for … Continue reading

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Argentina’s capital is world capital of bookstores

All across Argentina’s capital, lodged between the steakhouses, ice cream shops and pizzerias, is an abundance of something that is becoming scarce in many nations: bookstores. From hole-in-the-wall joints with used copies of works by Jorge Luis Borges, Miguel de … Continue reading

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The $1m Global Teacher Prize Winner To Give It Away

Nancie Atwell, an English teacher from Maine in the United States, has been named as the winner of a competition to find the world’s best teacher, with a prize of $1m (£680,000). But Ms Atwell has promised to donate the … Continue reading

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FBI & NYPD Warns Of Virtual Kidnapping Scam

A new type of crime — so-called “virtual kidnapping” — is on the rise, with hundreds of cases in the past year, many among Hispanics, the FBI and New York police warned Tuesday. In the scam, someone calls claiming to … Continue reading

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